Is Philly Ready to Host the World?

The Pope is coming. Democrats might, too. Can the city handle the crowds they'll bring?

KYW reports that with Pope Francis likely to visit and the 2016 Democratic National Convention a real possibility, members of the City Council want to check Philadelphia’s readiness to host such world-class events:

In light of all of this, Eighth District Council member Cindy Bass is scheduling a council hearing about Philadelphia’s readiness to host such global events.

“Let’s start talking about those things,” Bass says. “Let’s talk about how many more hotels do we have since the last convention, how many more beds do we have? How many will we need to host the Olympics, or the DNC, or the papal visit, or any of the other things that we’d like to see here in Philadelphia?”

No date has been set.